Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Mesotype Hübner, 1825 . Verz. bekannt. Schmett. : 338.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GEOMETROIDEA : GEOMETRIDAE : LARENTIINAE

Type-species:
Phalaena parallelaria Villers, 1789. Caroli Linn. Ent. 2: 322.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by subsequent designation by Hulst , 1896. Trans. amer. ent. Soc. 23: 292.    [BHLBHL]

Type specimens:
Type(s) EUROPE: ? Locality, (? Depository)..

Notes:
Fletcher (1979) stated:-

P. parallelaria Villers, 1789, is a junior subjective synonym of Phalaena parallelolineata Retzius, 1783, Genera et Spec. Insect.: 42.

P. parallelaria was attributed by Hübner to Borkhausen and by Hulst to Hübner, each an incorrect authorship.

Parsons et al. (1999) included MESOTYPE Hübner, 1825 as a junior synonym of PERIZOMA Hübner, 1825.

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Junior name(s):
Mesotypa ; Hübner, 1826: 50.


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